“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is a documentary showcasing many of the women behind feminism’s second wave. Directed and produced by Mary Dore with producer Nancy Kennedy, the film was the audience award winner for best documentary at the Independent Film Festival in Boston. It has received glowing reviews from The New York Times, The Examiner and the Los Angeles Times, among many others. The Village Voice called it “one of the year’s best films.”
“She’s Beautiful” focuses on the years 1966 to 1971, examining everything from the founding of the National Organization for Women to the street theatrics of the Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell! As the film’s webpage states, it “does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory.”
The documentary was released on December 5, 2014 and has had various screenings throughout the U.S. The Women’s Resource and Action Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department are sponsoring the showing at UMD.
After Wednesday’s showing, there will be a Q&A with Vivian Rothstein, a woman featured in the film. According to her biography on “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”, Rothstein was a founder of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, one of the first feminist organizations of the 1970’s. She has worked with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, an advocacy organization that works to lift standards for workers in the region’s major low-wage industries.
BY APRILL EMIG
Arts and Entertainment Editor
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Wednesday, March 25
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | 70 Montague Hall